Aboriginal scars from frontier wars, 18 March 2020

A long-running archaeology project, funded by the Australian Research Council, has been looking into what happened to Aboriginal men who were recruited to the Queensland Native Mounted Police, their involvement in 'the frontier wars' and the resultant trauma that impacted their lives. Read more about this story in EurekaAlert! [...]

2020-03-20T15:33:07+11:00March 20th, 2020|

Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre 2021

Despite the bad weather at Bingara, New South Wales over the June long weekend, the 2021 Myall Creek Massacre memorial ceremony went ahead.  Sophie Scanlon, NBN News, 13 June 2021, reported on the ceremony in her story, 'The 28 lives lost were remembered at the annual Myall Creek Massacre [...]

2021-07-21T15:47:27+10:00July 21st, 2021|

Australia Was Founded on Genocide. It’s Time to Make Amends.

Gary Pearce reviews Henry Reynolds' book Truth-telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement for Jacobin magazine, 27 June 2021: Read the review: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/06/australia-genocide-first-nations-indigenous-truth-telling-henry-reynolds-review

2021-07-14T14:27:34+10:00July 14th, 2021|

Eucalytus exhibition a means for truth-telling

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum is holding an exhibition, Eucalyptusdom, that is a way to tell the truth about Australia's history. Read more in Rachel Knowles' story from the National Indigenous Times on 6 July 2021: https://nit.com.au/eucalyptus-exhibition-a-means-for-truth-telling/

2021-07-14T13:57:27+10:00July 14th, 2021|

1789 epidemic killed about half of Sydney’s First People in 1789

A deadly illness, probably smallpox, tore through First Nations communities around Sydney Cove in 1789, killing possibly half their numbers, leaving the dead along its shores. Was this outbreak an infection passed on from unaffected colonists, the French, or distant Makassans? Or did the British authorities deliberately spread the disease [...]

2021-06-07T18:54:20+10:00June 7th, 2021|

New guest speaker for Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony

Prominent historian Professor Lyndall Ryan will be the guest speaker at the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Ceremony to be held near Bingara, New South Wales on Sunday, 13 June 2021. The guest speaker for the ceremony previously announced, Professor Henry Reynolds, is unable to attend on medical advice. He will also [...]

2021-05-27T11:45:45+10:00May 27th, 2021|

City of Stirling, Western Australia considers name change

Stirling Council, named after Western Australia's first Governor, Sir James Stirling, who was involved in the Pinjarra Massacre in 1834 with other Europeans, has moved and passed a motion to change its name. One of the biggest councils in Perth, Western Australia, Stirling Council will consider the name change at its next general council [...]

2021-05-19T18:12:47+10:00May 19th, 2021|

Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony 2021 to go ahead

To commemorate the 28 Wirrayaraay people, who were murdered in an unprovoked and premeditated attack at Myall Creek, New South Wales on 10 June 1838, the Friends of Myall Creek will hold the annual memorial ceremony over the long weekend on Saturday and Sunday 12 and 13 June 2021. On [...]

2021-05-10T17:01:28+10:00May 10th, 2021|
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